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Golden Eaglets coach welcomes NNPC/Shell Cup stars to screening

22 June 2016, 17:09

Lagos - Nigeria U17 Head Coach, Manu Garba has expressed delight in having players who excelled during this year’s NNPC/Shell Cup competition at his screening exercise in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The NFF announced on Tuesday that outstanding players from the NNPC/Shell Cup have been pencilled down for stern test at the ongoing screening exercise, as the reigning world champions prepare for the qualification series for 2017 Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

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Selected from the leading youth football event are Kelvin Amadi, Obinna Onyia (best goalkeeper) and Tari Joseph (most valuable player), all from eventual champions Excel Education Centre, Port Harcourt, while Ismail Ahmad (best midfield player) was picked from Government Science Secondary School, Bauchi and Fatinikun Leke (most promising player) was selected from Asegun Conprehensive High School, Ibadan.

FOSLA Academy, a renown football school based in Karshi, Abuja and owned by former NFF president Sani Lulu Abdullahi, finished as runner-up in this year’s competition. For its efforts, FOSLA is supplying Ejeh Joseph, Onyeke Andrew (best defender) and Abraham Solomon (highest goal -scorer).

News24 report that Coach Manu Garba on June 11 halted the screening of budding talents into the U-17 National Team after news filtered in that NFF's Technical Director, Shuaibu Amodu, had died.

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